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Assistant/Associate Professor in Extension and Community Nutrition, Department of Nutritional Sciences

The Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for an 11-month, non-tenure track faculty position (75% extension and 25% teaching) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Extension and Community Nutrition beginning in January, 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and direct extension and outreach programs in community nutrition, nutrition education, public health, and/or health disparities; serve as the state EFNEP Coordinator to provide training and technical support to EFNEP field educators, administrative oversight and required reporting to federal USDA EFNEP partners; collaborate with extension educators and outreach teams as well as other state and local agencies working with low income communities; participate in teaching undergraduate courses including basic nutrition, community nutrition, and/or related courses; provide academic and professional service; and collaborate with other faculty on community-based, nutrition education research.

The Department of Nutritional Sciences is one of eight academic units within the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, and offers instructional programs leading to B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Nutritional Sciences. At the undergraduate level, the Department offers programs in nutrition and dietetics. A food science minor is offered in collaboration with other departments in the College. Research programs include investigations of molecular and biochemical mechanisms of nutrient action and metabolism, effects of diet on health and chronic disease risk, nutrition education and prevention of childhood obesity, and community- based research to assess dietary intakes and needs for at-risk populations. Extension and outreach programs include EFNEP and SNAP-Ed targeted to individuals, families and populations with limited resources. Additional information is available about the Department and its extension/outreach programs at http://www.cag.uconn.edu/nutsci/nutsci/

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in nutrition or closely related area; demonstrated interest or experience in extension programming in areas of community nutrition, nutrition education, public health, and/or health disparities; commitment to teaching and providing experiential learning opportunities for students; and effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

In order to be considered for appointment at the associate professor rank, the candidate must demonstrate a record of a leadership role in federally-funded extension and outreach programs such as the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed); and securing federal funding to support such programs.

Preferred qualifications: Experience in directing, coordinating or administering extension programs (particularly EFNEP programs); community-based outreach and engagement, and outcome assessment; evidence of scholarly productivity; and ability to integrate multiculturalism and diversity with extension programming and teaching. Familiarity with food and nutrition policies and federal food assistance programs.

Appointment Terms: Competitive salary and position level are commensurate with experience and background. A start-up package for extension programming is available.

To Apply: Interested applicants are asked to submit the following through Husky Hire at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu/ as one PDF document; a curriculum vitae, a statement on extension/outreach and teaching philosophy as related to the Department’s mission, a statement of commitment to diversity (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in extension and instruction programs and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.), and the names of three references and their contact information (addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers).

Screening of applicants will begin July 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon completion of a pre- employment criminal background check. (Search # 2016538)

Please contact Dr. Amy Mobley (amy.mobley@uconn.edu; 860-486-5073) for further information regarding the application process.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

 

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